Well my friends do me so right.
I'm lucky this far, maybe it's kharma.
I get over them but, only at times.
And I thank my lucky stars, I wish I may, I wish that I might,
just keep and open mind, all of the time.

My old man told me one time.
You never get wise, you only get older.
And most things, you never know why, but that's fine.
When the future is frightening,
and I seem to be fighting it well soon as it's brightening then I.
I feel fine, and then I, I feel fine.

Well my friends do me so right.
I'm lucky this far, maybe it's kharma.
I get over them, but only at times.
Well the future is frightening, and I seem to be fighting it,
well, but soon as it's brightening.
Well the future is frightening the future is frightening,
but I I feel fine, oh yes I, I feel fine. Yeah.

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    General CommentI agree with what you guys are saying about how it's about leaving old friends and going to new places. But what I truly love about this song is the optimistic tone. "The future is frightening but i feel fine." There is no denying that the future is frightening for everybody, but what I take from this song is that we can't worry too much about the future. We simply have to live in the present. I think he "feels fine" because A) he knows his old friends will be there for him and B) there is no point in worrying about the future. Because, like his old man told him, "you only get older." If we look at life as a constant quest for this wisdom that we are somehow going to find with age, we are missing out on the best things in life. We live for today and just feel fine.
    tweedy321on November 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIf you've gone to college and had to leave all your childhood friends behind, you should get it. Or, if you're like me and just had to go out and see the world without your old buddies...Bittersweet.
    thisboyon January 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAs a senior that will be graduating in two weeks, this song hits close to the heart. Whether i want to admit it or not, i know this may be the last summer all of my friends and i will be together, and it may be the saddest thing i can think of. Dont let petty things come between friends, you will never find a replacement for the boys. :'(
    foo55on May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song picks at my heart till there's nothing left. Fuckkk...
    carmson April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentawesome song. Being 15, i don't really know what it feels like to go out into the world without my friends, but this song helps me imagine.
    the line "my old man told me one time, you never get wise you only get older". God, i hope thats not as true as he makes it sound.
    MunkyManon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLeaving your friends seems hard. Believe me. I am a junior in college and, with my best friends being seniors, including my boyfriend, I am dreading them not being here next year. But I survived leaving my friends in high school, I can do it again. And honestly, if they are that good of friends, you will keep in touch, even if you both move far away. I promise, it is hard, but you will get through it.
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust an amazing song overall. The lyrics are really thought provoking and true to those who understand them, and expressed really well.
    Pandoruson January 27, 2007   Link

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